Hurricanes, droughts, flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis...
Our world is full of hazards. But hazards don’t always have to become disasters - and even when they do, there is so much that can be done to reduce the effects on people’s lives.
These resources will help pupils to understand what disasters are, the impact that they can have on the world’s poorest communities, what can be done to prepare for them and to reduce their impact, and how Christian Aid works to support those worst affected.
By the end of this lesson, pupils should be able to:
• identify a disaster
• understand different types of disaster
• recognise the practical and emotional impacts of a disaster
• understand how people can prepare for and deal with disasters
• identify the link between poverty and disaster risk
• explain how the impacts of future disasters can be reduced
• investigate the link between disasters and climate change
• consider appropriate responses to a disaster.
• Poster and sticker sheet
• Teaching notes and pupil worksheets
• Simulation game
• Film clips
Preparing for Disasters
Watch on YouTube
Download Preparing for Disasters (Hightail, 223mb)
All these resources are free. Download the films by clicking on the links above. To order a copy of the Disaster Strikes poster and sticker sheet (F2202), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the other resources from the toolbox on the right-hand side of this page.
• Geography/Environmental Studies
Geographical enquiry and skills/Knowledge and understanding of places/Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainability/Themes of water, settlements and environmental issues
Study the work of a Christian charity/Stewardship/Caring for our world
Participation/Responsibilities/Global awareness/Global citizenship
Speaking and listening/Reading/Writing
For full curriculum links, download the Curriculum Links document from the resources toolbox.
We also have secondary resources on disasters, available for students aged 11 to 14.